Khaya Senegalensis - Plant
Description for Khaya Senegalensis
Khaya senegalensis is a species of tree in the Meliaceae family that is native to Africa. Common names include African mahogany, dry zone mahogany, Gambia mahogany, khaya wood, Senegal mahogany, cailcedrat, acajou, djalla, and bois rouge.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Swietenia senegalensis||cream then pink||july august||9 m||easy to grow|
Planting and care
African Mahogany is a majestic, tall tree, native to Africa. It is a tree with shining leaves, up to 100 ft tall, with wide dense crown and thick trunk. Leaves are compound, with leaflets usually drying pale glaucous green, 3-4 pairs, oblong or oblong-elliptic, more than twice as long as broad, rounded or blunt or sometimes pointed at the tip, 6-12 cm long, 2-5 cm broad. Flowers are normally have parts in fours
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||medium||29 - 38Â°c||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Khaya Senegalensis
- more than twice as long as broad, rounded or blunt or sometimes pointed at the tip, 6-12 cm long, 2-5 cm broad.
- Flowers are normally have parts in fours.
- Sepals are pale green, petals and staminal tube are cream colored, the latter pinkish below.
- Fruit is normally 4-valved, 4-6 cm in diameter.
Typical uses of Khaya Senegalensis
Special features: Khaya senegalensis is a deciduous evergreen tree
Culinary use: leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Khaya senegalensis (Desr.) is a medicinal plant that is widely used to treat various diseases in Nigeria and other West Africa countries. It belongs to the family Meliaceae (mahogany family). The Nupes of Niger state of Nigeria especially value the tree for its medicinal uses